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Which of these West Midlands Police Springers will be crowned winner of this year's 'Pup Idol'?

Police tweet picture of contestants in 'Pup Idol'

A busy day in the office... Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have tweeted a picture of the puppies competing in this year's Pup Idol competition.

The force is searching for a star spaniel. The fluffy contestants will be trained as specialist search dogs that will help police officers hunt for weapons, drugs, cash, explosives or stolen items.

This competition will see one of them branded 'top dog' at West Midlands Police.

Click here to see a video about the spaniel puppies and what they can expect.

Pup Idol - finding a star spaniel

West Midlands Police is searching for a star spaniel in the aptly named contest "pup-idol".

The pups through to the finals are Olivia, Olympia, Oriel, Oxo and Oasis for the girls... and just Odem for the boys. They were all born to the Dog Unit at Balsall Common on December 8th 2012.

They've all got a great future ahead of them as specialist search dogs that will be trained to help police hunt for weapons, drugs, cash, explosives or stolen items. This competition will see one of them branded 'top dog' at West Midlands Police.

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